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Nestle Regional Procurement Manager - Wheat in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Position Snapshot

Location: La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Company: Nestrade Procurement Division

Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100 %

Type of contract: Permanent contract

Genuine opportunities for career development, training and personal development.

Attractive and dynamic international working environment.

Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces.

Position Summary

We are currently looking for a highly competent Regional Procurement Manager based in Switzerland, responsible for managing commercial and sourcing activities within the Cereals & Grains category used by Nestlé worldwide.

Reporting directly to the Global Category Lead, your main responsibility will be to contribute to the formation of the category strategy and implement it on a regional & global level as required - utilizing strategic sourcing processes, tools and policies. You may also be assigned projects based on the business priorities (e.g. compliance, sustainability, e-auction).

Procurement at Nestlé

As strategic partner of the business, we help the company achieving sustainable growth and we ensure responsibly sourced supply and value creation. Located in hubs in Switzerland, Panama and Malaysia, our division provides a range of services, including the management of procurement for specific raw materials, packaging, indirect materials and other services. We also support markets with managing local spend. For you, this will be the opportunity to become a real strategic partner – delivering sustainable value and working with the business, for the business.

A day in a life of a Regional Procurement Manager – Wheat

  • Manage the relationship with various stakeholders to integrate business requirements with long-term strategic category plans and outcomes in line with budgets and operations planning.

  • Define and implement the category sourcing strategy, utilizing Strategic Sourcing processes, tools and policies.

  • Perform supply & demand risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities.

  • Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the strategy.

  • Lead the commercial relationship with their strategic suppliers and ensure contract performance.

  • Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.

  • Lead the hedging strategy definition for wheat EUR.

What will make you successful

  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sourcing – ideally within Grains or a commodities focused category.

  • Experience in the Americas, Asian, European or Australian grains market regions.

  • Successful track record in handling negotiations.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills - with the ability to influence and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across a complex organization.

  • Demonstrated success in risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relation management.

  • Understanding of National and International Procurement Regulations.

  • Knowledge of SAP is considered highly beneficial

  • Being highly structured and well organized

  • Fluency in English. French is a plus.

If your profile matches our needs, we look forward to receiving your application in English .


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